I Am Strong

Our Story {Cleft Palate & Hypoplasia}

December 13, 2014

Before my husband and I had even started trying to get pregnant, I assumed I had it all figured out. I’d have a home birth. I’d breastfeed. And we’d have a perfect beginning bringing our perfect little baby into the world. You know what they say about assuming… My pregnancy was pretty much picture-perfect. It […]

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Healing Through Birth

November 12, 2014

I’m writing this in hopes that it will help with my healing. It’s been two months since my son came into this world and I feel like my story needs to be shared. A little back story: My husband and I got married at the ripe old age of 20 after only dating for a […]

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Teaching Strength {I Am Strong}

October 29, 2014

I am strong because I got pregnant when my son was 10 months old. I am strong because it was after a miscarriage and I spent my entire first trimester in fear of losing this baby too. I am strong because I planned to birth at a birthing center. I am strong because after only […]

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I Am Strong – Cesarean Birth After Neonatal Loss

October 20, 2014

*trigger warning* I am strong because in April of 2012, I gave birth to a precious baby girl named Evelyn, prematurely at 24 weeks due to incompetent cervix, premature labor, and infection. I am strong because I endured a frightening classical c-section 4 hours after entering the hospital with a smile on my face, knowing […]

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A Mother Will Overcome {I Am Strong}

October 16, 2014

A short and sweet story of a teenage mother, or just a mother, this is Jada’s story: I am strong because I found out I was pregnant at 17, two months into a relationship, and decided then to keep the baby. I am strong because I decided to end the relationship, because I wasn’t happy […]

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Special Needs Baby: Our Tracheostomy Journey {I am Strong}

October 14, 2014

I am strong! I am strong because I got pregnant right after getting married. I am strong because with my first child I was put on bed rest at 17 weeks because of pre-term labor. I am strong because despite going into preterm labor at 17 weeks I gave birth at 41 weeks. I am […]

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Overcoming 9 Months with {Hyperemesis Gravidarum}

October 8, 2014

I am strong because I survived nine months with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which causes severe nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. I found out I was pregnant back in December of 2013. We were in the middle of moving into our new home, and I had the sudden urge to throw up my lunch. I brushed it off […]

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Loss, Rainbow Baby, Heart Surgery {I Am Strong}

October 7, 2014

I am strong… I am strong because when I was 30 years old my dream came true and I was finally pregnant. I am strong because three weeks later I suffered a miscarriage and was heartbroken. I am strong because even though I lost almost a year of my life grieving the loss of my […]

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A Breastfeeding Mother’s Will Knows No Bounds {I Am Strong; Anxiety, SNS, Donor Milk}

October 3, 2014

I am strong because after 5 hours of intense labor I gave birth to my beautiful 7lb 13oz baby girl without any pain medication. My daughter had difficulty latching but was able to with a nipple shield. I am strong because I suffered from severe postpartum anxiety and didn’t feel connected to my daughter. I […]

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Overcoming Infertility {I Am Strong}

August 14, 2014

I am strong because I experienced things as a child and teenager than no one should ever go through. It took many years for me to be able to forgive those that hurt me. I am strong because I left for the Peace Corps right after college where I met the most amazing man that […]

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